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Ground broken for new elementary school

A groundbreaking ceremony took place Nov. 4 at the site of what will be Durant’s first new elementary school since 1968. Voters approved a $48.6 million bond issue in September 2019 to build … more

Woman celebrates 101st birthday

Hellen Estelle (Jennings) Isenberg of Coleman celebrated her 101st birthday in Durant on Saturday with a retirement parade of family and friends who drove by to wish her a happy birthday. There … more

Durant student finds path to medical career begins at Southeastern

While some local high school students may choose to pursue their higher education goals away from home, Jensen Simmons is a great example of someone who found everything he needed at Southeastern … more

Tips for cleaning homes following COVID-19 diagnosis

Keeping a home clean is important anytime, but cleaning and disinfecting following a COVID-19 diagnosis helps reduce risk to others. For many people, it’s second nature to dust furniture, … more

Texas woman finds love ‘again’ in Marriage Mill archives

On an early fall afternoon at the Three Valley Museum, the phone rang with a rather frantic voice on the other end seeking answers to questions that were decades old. Questions regarding the … more

Struggles with breast cancer brings two women closer together

In July of 2018, Stephanie Luke was a busy woman wearing multiple hats. Unlikely aware at the time of everything she was contributing to the content in her story of life. She was for the first time … more

Fortnightly donates to Crisis Center

The Fortnightly Club donated the items shown to the Crisis Control Center. From left, LoAnn Latona, president; Mona Campbell, vice president; Sally Clark, member, Charlene Ridgway, parliamentarian, … more

Additions made to Southeastern’s ‘Welcome Home’ virtual event schedule

Although the COVID-19 pandemic halted homecoming plans at Southeastern Oklahoma State University this fall, a number of activities are in place to engage alumni with the campus community. The … more

Halloween on Buffalo Street

Men costumed as Donald Trump and Joe Biden shake hands on Halloween on Buffalo Street in downtown Caddo. Children are given a hay ride on Halloween in Caddo. Trick or treaters walk past a … more

Halloween on Main

There wasn’t an organized Durant Main Street Trick or Treat this year, however, some merchants did hand out candy to trick or treaters, including The Classy Classroom. Danica Marcy was among … more

Durant Cheerleaders raise money for cancer

Durant High School Cheerleaders display a ceremonial check before the start of the Oct. 30 football game. Twelve years ago, Durant Varsity Cheer started raising money for mammograms for people that … more

Breast cancer strengthens friendship between two women

On June 17, 2020, Eileen Meadows, lead Advocate and financial officer for Durant’s Crisis Control Center, the local shelter for women and children in crisis that she operates with her mother, … more

Citizens complain about highway’s name change

Business owners located on what until Nov. 1 was Old Highway 70 spoke out against the name change during a Monday meeting of Bryan County commissioners. Commissioners however, had no role in … more

Southeastern to hold ‘virtual’ Fall Commencement on Dec. 12

Due to safety and health concerns surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Southeastern Oklahoma State University will celebrate its December 12 Fall Commencement in a virtual format. “The … more

Chamber raising funds through ‘Secret Singer’ contest

The Magnolia Festival and Magnolia Christmas, which also is the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce’s primary source of revenue, was canceled this year due to the pandemic. Several weeks ago, we … more

Schedule announced for Southeastern’s ‘Welcome Home’ virtual events

Although the COVID-19 pandemic halted homecoming plans at Southeastern Oklahoma State University this fall, plans are in the works to engage alumni with the campus community. The University is … more

Book Talk to be held Nov. 12

“The Power and the Glory,” a classic novel by acclaimed author Graham Greene, is Book Talk’s choice for its November 12 meeting at Donald W. Reynolds Community Center & Library, … more

Work moves forward on Choctaw Cultural Center opening

The handles on the doors of the Choctaw Cultural Center are made in the image of stickball sticks. Those doors of Chahta Newvt Aya, the “Choctaw Journey,” are closer each day to opening … more

Local singer featured on television show

Monday evening, on Season 19 of “The Voice,” Bailey Rae Hull from Durant secured a spot on Team Legend by singing “Does My Ring Burn Your Finger’” by Lee Ann Womack, NBC … more

FFF planning Thanksgiving meal boxes

Since the pandemic has hit our area, we have had to modify our distribution method and deliver groceries weekly to local clients. Our “list” has grown and the needs are quite … more
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